Jan Nelson

Jan Nelson, Ed.D.

Section Leader

Email: jan.nelson@mason.wm.edu

Program: Online MBA

Ed.D., Executive Leadership Program, George Washington University
Master of Human Resources & Labor Relations, Michigan State University
MA, Counseling & Higher Education, Virginia Tech
BS, Management, Housing & Development, Virginia Tech

Area: Leadership

Expertise: Executive/Leadership Coaching, Future of Work, Global Organizations, Leadership, Organization Behavior

Jan Nelson has an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership & Learning from George Washington University (2018), a Graduate Certificate in Evidenced-Based Coaching from Fielding Graduate University, a master’s in Human Resources & Labor Relations from Michigan State University, and a BS/MA in Counseling & Higher Education from Virginia Tech.

Jan Nelson is an executive/leadership coach, a retired global business leader, and graduate professor. For 30+ years, Jan was a global human resources business leader with GE Healthcare in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the U.S, where she partnered with various global P&L’s, technology operations, international commercial teams, and functional business leaders as GE Healthcare grew from US$ 1B to US$ 18B in revenues. Within GE Healthcare, Jan was known for building organization capability, delivering strong results, facilitating change, and developing global talent. Prior to GE Healthcare, her early career experience was in counseling and higher education.

Today, Jan is an executive/leadership coach, and has successfully completed 300+ engagements and 3000+ coaching hours with business executives, global leaders, nonprofit executives, business start-ups, Executive MBA students, high potential talent and company L&D programs. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. Additionally, she is a member of the MBA/Graduate HR faculties at the University of Richmond, where she develops and teaches graduate courses in Organization Behavior, Leading Change for Business Leaders, Organization Development, Human Resources Management in Global Environments, Leadership, and The Future of Work. She is a published author; holds leadership roles in several community organizations; and is an Executive Partner at the Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary.